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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 07:07 PM

Indigenous input helps save wayward grizzly bear from summary killing


Leyland Cecco in Toronto

Sun 19 Apr 2020 06.00 EDT

When a bear starts feeding off garbage and loses its fear of humans it is quickly shot but an unlikely conservation partnership may be setting a different path


In early April, a young grizzly bear swam through the chilly waters off the western coast of Canada in search of food.

He came ashore on Hanson Island, one of more than 200 rocky outcrops in British Columbiaís Broughton archipelago, and quickly started eating garbage from a cabin.

It was a dangerous move: bears that get too comfortable eating food waste and start to lose their fear of humans are quickly shot.

But this bearís death was averted through an unlikely partnership between local Indigenous groups and conservation officers, raising hopes of a more holistic approach to wildlife management with greater Indigenous input.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/19/grizzly-bear-canada-indigenous-conservation-british-columbia


https://www.ctvnews.ca/polopoly_fs/1.4897784.1586987132!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_960/image.jpg

The bear known as Mali swam to the remote island from the B.C. mainland and began rummaging through improperly kept trash. (Suzie Hall)


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 07:11 PM

1. KNR and thank you for sharing this.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 07:13 PM

2. I was so glad to see it! Thank you.

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